Two men hospitalized after assault in Stadium Village

Also, a bicyclist was struck by a car.

Ian Larson

Two Maple Grove men were taken to the hospital and one Fridley man was arrested for assault following a fight in Stadium Village on Saturday, according to a police report. Jared Stevens, 19, of Fridley, was charged with assault, then booked and later released from the Hennepin County Jail in connection with the incident, according to jail records. University of Minnesota police arrived at the intersection of Harvard Street and Washington Avenue Southeast at 4 a.m. in response to a report of a fight involving a baseball bat, according to the report. One victim was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center with a laceration on his leg, and the other was taken to the University of Minnesota Medical Center with a laceration on his hand, according to police. Police took Stevens and another man into custody for questioning about the incident. Hospital officials had released no information on the victimsâÄô condition at press time Tuesday. Bloomington bicyclist struck by car on Washington Avenue A bicyclist was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center on Friday after being struck by a car running a red light. A University police officer was dispatched to the intersection of Church Street and Washington Avenue Southeast and found the bicyclist, 24-year-old Jesse Kramer of Bloomington , lying on the ground with large cuts on his head, according to a University police report. The driver of the car had sped up to avoid the red light when he hit Kramer, who was walking his bike in the crosswalk across Washington Avenue, according to the report. The driver of the vehicle, 34-year-old Md Rahman Tofizur of Falcon Heights , was charged with failing to stop at a red light, according to the report. HCMC did not have further details on KramerâÄôs condition. U student caught stealing trash A University of Minnesota student has been cited for misdemeanor theft after being caught stealing a trash can from a University parking ramp Monday, according to a University police report. A University police officer observed 20-year-old Jackson McNeil run around his parked vehicle to grab a blue 55-gallon drum full of garbage and place it in the back seat of his vehicle near the entrance to the Fourth Street parking ramp, according to the report. The officer stopped McNeil at 17th Avenue Southeast and University Avenue Southeast, where McNeil denied that his two female passengers were connected to the incident. McNeil returned the drum âÄî including garbage âÄî and was released.